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The Book, (1979-1985)

Anselm Kiefer, German, b. Donaueschingen, 1945

Oil, lead, photographic paper, straw, and fabric on canvas, 130 x 217 5/8 in. (330.2 x 552.7 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Thomas M. Evans, Jerome L. Greene, Joseph H. Hirshhorn, and Sydney and Frances Lewis Purchase Fund, 1985

Accession Number: 85.27

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, European Contemporary